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MESIA’s Middle East Solar Awards honor solar champions in the Middle East

One of the highlights of this year’s Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) and the World Future Energy Summit (WFES), which forms part of ADSW, was Wednesday evening’s Middle East Solar Awards Ceremony, organized by MESIA, the Middle East Solar Industry Association.

The weekend read: Myanmar’s solar lifeline

Myanmar market overview: There is vast solar potential in the country, primarily in off-grid, which is the number one driver of electrification, and proving a lifeline for many. C&I presents an interesting business case, but as with utility-scale projects there is still a lot to be done.

South Africa: outstanding PPAs for solar and renewables to be signed by the end of March

The announcement was made by the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA). The PPAs relates to 26 renewable energy projects, of which twelve totaling 813 MW are for large-scale PV plants selected in round 4 of the REIPPPP program.

Nissan launches home energy solution in the UK

The Japanese car manufacturing giant has announced the imminent launch of an all-in-one home energy solution, including solar panels, battery and energy management system.

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OPDE plans 50 MW solar plant in southern Spain

The Spain-headquartered EPC has submitted for approval a proposal to build a solar park in Mérida, in the region of Extremadura.

Turkey to introduce net metering scheme for residential PV

The new rules are expected to come into force in the first half of this year. PV systems ranging in size from 3 kW to 10 kW will be entitled to have access to the scheme.

Capital Stage & Irish Sovereign Wealth Funds invest €140 million in PV projects

Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) will make its first investments in solar energy, in partnership with German PV plant operator, Capital Stage. The money will go towards the development of 140 MW of solar, to be built by Irish developer, Power Capital.

EDF expands off-grid business in Africa

The French utility will now partner with U.S.-based Off Grid Electric in Ghana.

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NREL scientists observe perovskite degradation at nano-scale

A team from the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has developed a novel microscopic technique, which enables them to observe degradation in perovskite materials at the nano-scale, and pinpoint key areas for attention in their efforts to improve the stability and durability of the material.

Longi achieves record conversion rate of 20.41% for PERC modules

Longi Green Energy Technology has announced a new record conversion rate of 20.41% for its P-type PERC monocrystalline modules (type 60).

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